On June 28th, 2013, Maple Heights, Ohio lost a great native son in the person of Leroy Colley Sr.
Leroy, an historic member of the (Maple Heights group) Concerned Minority Citizens, co- negotiated two Affirmative Action Agreements under the auspices of the United States Justice Department.
These two Affirmative Action Agreements helped to integrate the Maple Heights Schools and later open the door for some minority employment in the City of Maple Heights. These agreements were listed in the U.S. Congressional Record.
Leroy wrote about his life in his book "Born To Make a Difference" (pub. AuthorHouse) which he collaborated with his friend Frank R Ross.
Leroy made a difference in the lives of many people as he is partially responsible for African American access to employment in the schools and City of Maple Heights. Leroy stated that he did not believe in taxation without representation and that African American taxpayers should be represented in all phases of employment in the schools and City of Maple Heights.
Leroy was an army veteran and Christian man who was "born to make a difference".
Leroy Colley was married to Pat (deceased) and is survived by son Leroy Colley Jr., daughter Lenore Winfrey, and a host of family and friends.